The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry offers the Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology through the Graduate School of Wake Forest University, and is recruiting highly motivated and enthusiastic students interested in training for a successful career in biomedical sciences.


The research interests of the faculty are focused in four inter-related areas that address fundamentally important biological questions:

  • Signal transduction in cancer and inflammation
  • Nucleic acid metabolism in cancer and inflammation
  • Redox biology
  • Metabolic diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis

The Department features research and training in four key technologies that form the core of modern Biochemistry:

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Proteomics/Metabolomics

Research in the Department of Biochemistry is highly collaborative. Faculty members and students participate in the activities of a variety of research centers whose missions include promoting research collaborations. These include:

In addition to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program, Department of Biochemistry faculty members also participate in additional graduate programs, whose students may be working beside you in the laboratory: